May 17, 2020

How Can Tabletop Touchscreen Tablets Improve Your Restaurant Game?

North America franchising
Frazer Jones
2 min
How Can Tabletop Touchscreen Tablets Improve Your Restaurant Game?
This week, burger franchise chain Johnny Rockets announced that it will start rolling out tabletop touchscreen tablets at its 200 United States location...

This week, burger franchise chain Johnny Rockets announced that it will start rolling out tabletop touchscreen tablets at its 200 United States locations at the end of October, with further plans to debut tablets at all of its locations around the world within the near future. Johnny Rockets may be the latest chain to introduce tabletop tablets, but it’s far from the only one. What is it about tablets that have chains and franchises jumping on the bandwagon?

Improve Your Turnover Time

Turning around tables means more business, so anything that can improve your timing is definitely worth looking into. According to Johnny Rockets, table turnover times improved by 11 percent since installing tabletop tablets. Other reports, which attribute this reduction in time to customers simply being able to pay and go instead of waiting for a waiter to bring out a check and return it for signing, suggest that overall restaurants can expect to shave about five minutes off their usual table turn times. That may not seem like much, but over the course of a day that’s a substantial amount of extra tables (read: paying customers) being served.

Increase Your Profits

More money flowing into your restaurants is always a good thing, especially during the slower months. But according to some reports, having a tabletop touchscreen tablet on your diners’ tables will actually entice them to spend more. How does that work, exactly? Impulse control. If your customers have to wait for a waiter to come around before they can order another appetizer or a dessert, within that wait time they may rethink their choice and decide against it. But when the ability to add to your order is right there on the table, it’s a lot easier for diners to give in to instant gratification. 

Increase Your Tips

Studies suggest that the addition of tabletop tablets isn’t just good for your business – it’s also good for your employees. Printed-out tip suggestions on a paper receipt can be easily ignored. Most tablet-based payment systems, on the other hand, offer customers several choices of suggested tips that they can choose with the press of a single button. According to Eater, a study done by Chili’s showed that the average tip climbed from 15 percent to 20 percent after tablets were implemented.




[SOURCE: Nation’s Restaurant News via Eater [1][2][3]; Bloomberg Businessweek

Share article

Jun 13, 2021

Tyson Foods 2050 net-zero target with no bargain on taste

Helen Adams
3 min
The global protein company, Tyson Foods, has recognised its responsibility to the environment and aims to reduce emissions

Tyson Foods, a leading global protein company, aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050. 

The company supplies 20% of the USA’s beef, pork and chicken and is best known for products such as Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and BallPark.

As the first U.S.-based protein company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), this ambition, in conjunction with the release of the company’s fiscal year 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, underscores the company’s commitment to help combat the urgency of the growing climate change crisis. 


Food giant Tyson will meet net-zero targets

The high level of meat and diary that humans consume is fuelling climate change for many reasons:

  • Gassy cows, sheep and goats are responsible for up to 14% of all greenhouse emissions.
  • 75% of agricultural land across the world is used for animal agriculture. This includes land for the animals to graze upon, as well as the land used for the crops which animals eat to grow in. The amount of land required leads to deforestation.

The move to net-zero is an expansion of Tyson Foods current science-based target of achieving a 30% GHG emissions reduction by 2030, which is aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 2.0c. 

As a global organisation with 239 facilities and 139,000 employees worldwide, achieving net-zero emissions is a large task, which will require a collective effort from every team member, in addition to external stakeholders.

Tyson Foods’ goals include:

  • For emissions to align with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5℃, consistent with the Paris Agreement, by the end of 2023.
  • Expanding the company’s current 5m acre grazing lands target for sustainable beef production practices by 2025.
  • Continuing work to eliminate deforestation risk throughout its global supply chain by 2030.


Tyson foods supports accountability and transparency

“We believe what good food can do for people and the planet is powerful. Our net-zero ambition is another important step in our work toward realising our aspiration to become the most transparent and sustainable food company in the world,” said Donnie King, Tyson Foods President and CEO. 

“At Tyson Foods, we believe progress requires accountability and transparency and we are proud to exemplify that as we work to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said John R. Tyson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods. “As the first U.S.-based protein company in the food and beverage sector to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, we hope to continue to push the industry as a leader and remain committed to making a positive impact on our planet, with our team members, consumers and customers, and in the communities we serve.”

Tyson Foods’ new ambition, along with the company’s existing sustainability goals, is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which include:

Goal 2: ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’. 

Goal 15: ‘Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.’

Share article